Tag: Benedict Cumberbatch

Apr 19

The Magic of Doctor Strange

As mainstream audiences are still going gaga over superheroes and villains, Marvel ensures that they take advantage with live action Hollywood movies of comic book characters coming out several times a year.  And one of the most awaited characters coming out this year is Doctor Strange.  They couldn’t have chosen a better actor to portray this mystical sorcerer than Benedict Cumberbatch.  Whether he is playing the villain Khan, the genius Alan Turing, or just being the voice of Smaug, Cumberbatch is an absolute powerhouse of an actor.

The trailer released last week teased fans with fabulous special effects that promised a movie as mind-boggling as Inception and action scenes no sorcerer in Harry Potter can match. All of a sudden, Tony Stark, Stever Rogers, and even Spiderman seemed stale.  I was no longer interested in the upcoming civil war.  I just wanted to see Cumberbatch  and his magic.  ( Read more )

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Feb 23

Birdman and Redmayne Win Big in Oscars 2015


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At the most recent Oscar Awards, Birdman wins the best picture award while Redmayne and Julianne Moore take the top acting awards.  Julianne Moore was no surprise, but it was a tough call for the actors.  I was rooting for Benedict Cumberbatch but predicted it was going to Michael Keaton.  But apparently Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of Stephen Hawking got the votes.  Well, as long as it’s not Bradley Cooper, it’s fine.

Neil Patrick Harris’ opening number was not bad, but it was Lady Gaga’s tribute to The Sound of Music that was more memorable.  Looks like the eccentric singer has mellowed down — imagine if she wore her meat gown to the Oscars :-)).

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As we salute another year of good movies, here’s hoping it gets better next year.  While general consensus show Hollywood may be running out of unique ideas, I think there is hope yet for the silver screen.  For a nerd and fantasy junkie like me, most of my fave movies aren’t oscar-worthy.  The truth is, most oscar-nominated pictures either put me to sleep or have me scratching my head.  What do you expect from someone who enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy or an avid fan of movies about Middle Earth.

Still, I take the time to watch Oscar nominees if only to see the most brilliant actors and actresses of my generation.  Next year, I do hope to see more of Benedict Cumberbatch and less of Bradley Cooper.

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